Building on experience
Over the past few days number of companies have made appointments in the managerial positions, opting for experience to bring their businesses forward. United O7 Americas has found a new managing partner, and a. hartrodt has selected a new managing director for its New Zealand unit.
Rob Jacquet joins United O7 Americas
United O7 Americas, a strategic partnership between United Heavy Lift and Ocean7 Projects, have turned to an experienced figure in the multipurpose and heavy lift sector, Rob Jacquet, as the latest addition to the team. He will join Rene Pedersen and Eileen Wang at the United O7 Americas office as a managing partner.
Rob comes brings over 22 years of experience in the multipurpose and heavy lift sector, gained while working at BBC Chartering, Asia Project Chartering and Argosy Shipping. Jacquet’s knowledge of the MPP sector, strong network, expertise in providing customised solutions to complex logistical challenges and reputation for maintaining productive client relationships through proactive engagement and effective collaboration will help strengthen United O7’s position in the Americas.
United Heavy Lift and Ocean7 Projects joined forces in 2019 and have since opened offices in Dubai, Houston, and Kuala Lumpur (with subdivisions in Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore) under the United Ocean7 brand (UO7), providing clients with their combined expertise and experience and access to a large and diverse fleet.
a. hartrodt names new managing director New Zealand
After working at an international freight forwarder in New Zealand for almost three decades, the 49-year-old Vanessa Burns has taken the reign of a. hartrodt New Zealand as managing director.
She succeeds John Pyman, who will retire in mid-June 2023. Until then, the two will jointly lead the national company to make the transition period as easy as possible.
After starting in 1983 as a customs broker with five colleagues in Auckland, Pyman became managing director of the growing national company in 1999. As milestones, he describes the relocations to larger warehouse facilities in 1995 and 2012. Today, the New Zealand freight forwarding subsidiary has 21 employees in Auckland and 5 in Christchurch, as well as 1,650 square meters of warehouse space.